St. Louis Cardinals 8, Houston Astros 7
Regular Season Game 85
Doubleheader Nightcap
Played on Thursday, July 11, 1968 (N) at Busch Stadium II

HOU N    0  1  0    0  3  0    0  3  0  -   7 12  5
STL N    0  0  3    3  0  0    0  2  x  -   8 12  0
Houston Astros               AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Miller rf                     4   1   1   1       0   0       4   0
Torres ss                     5   1   1   1       0   0       2   2
Staub 1b                      5   1   3   1       0   0       5   0
Wynn cf                       4   1   1   3       0   0       2   1
Menke 2b                      4   1   1   0       0   1       1   1
Rader 3b                      4   0   0   0       0   1       0   2
Aspromonte lf                 4   1   3   1       0   0       2   0
Bateman c                     3   1   1   0       0   0       7   0
  Dukes p                     1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Blasingame p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Ray p                       0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Cuellar p                     0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Colbert ph                  1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Giusti p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Coombs p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Gotay ph                    1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Buzhardt p                  0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Brand ph,c                  2   0   1   0       0   1       1   0
Totals                       38   7  12   7       0   5      24   6

FIELDING - 
DP: 1. Menke-Torres-Staub.
E: Torres (14), Wynn (1), Aspromonte (6), Bateman (3), Giusti (2).

BATTING - 
2B: Menke (10,off Nelson); Miller (8,off Nelson); Staub (23,off Granger).
HR: Wynn (11,8th inning off Granger 2 on 0 out).
SH: Miller (4,off Hoerner).
Team LOB: 5.

St. Louis Cardinals          AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Brock lf                      5   1   3   2       0   0       3   0
Javier 2b                     5   1   1   1       0   0       2   1
Flood cf                      4   0   1   1       0   1       7   0
Cepeda 1b                     4   0   0   0       0   1       7   1
Shannon 3b                    3   1   3   0       1   0       0   1
Edwards c                     4   0   1   0       0   0       5   0
  Davis pr,rf                 0   1   0   0       0   0       0   0
Tolan rf                      3   1   0   0       1   0       2   0
  Schofield ss                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Maxvill ss                    3   0   0   0       0   3       0   3
  McCarver ph,c               1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Nelson p                      1   2   1   1       1   0       0   1
  Granger p                   1   0   0   0       0   1       1   1
  Willis p                    0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Maris ph                    1   0   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Hoerner p                   0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Totals                       35   8  12   6       3   6      27  10

BATTING - 
2B: Brock (27,off Giusti).
GDP: Edwards (2,off Cuellar).
IBB: Tolan (3,by Giusti).
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING - 
SB: Javier (7,2nd base off Giusti/Bateman).

PITCHING
Houston Astros               IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Cuellar                       2     1   0   0   0   0   0   6
Giusti                        1.2   6   6   4   2   2   0  12
Coombs                        0.1   1   0   0   0   0   0   3
Buzhardt                      2     1   0   0   0   3   0   7
Dukes L(0-2)                  1.2   1   2   2   1   1   0   7
Blasingame                    0     2   0   0   0   0   0   2
Ray                           0.1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
Totals                        8    12   8   6   3   6   0  38

IBB: Giusti (4,Tolan).

St. Louis Cardinals          IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP
Nelson                        4.1   6   4   4   0   1   0  19
Granger                       2.2   4   3   3   0   2   1  12
Willis W(2-2)                 1     1   0   0   0   2   0   4
Hoerner SV(8)                 1     1   0   0   0   0   0   4
Totals                        9    12   7   7   0   5   1  39

Granger faced 3 batters in the 8th inning
WP: Granger (2).

Umpires: HP - Ed Vargo, 1B - Bob Engel, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Stan Landes
Time of Game: 2:31   Attendance: 35300


Starting Lineups:

   Houston Astros                St. Louis Cardinals      
1. Miller              rf        Brock               lf
2. Torres              ss        Javier              2b
3. Staub               1b        Flood               cf
4. Wynn                cf        Cepeda              1b
5. Menke               2b        Shannon             3b
6. Rader               3b        Edwards             c
7. Aspromonte          lf        Tolan               rf
8. Bateman             c         Maxvill             ss
9. Cuellar             p         Nelson              p

ASTROS 1ST: Miller grounded out (pitcher to shortstop to first);
Torres flied out to center; Staub flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 1ST: Brock flied out to center; Javier popped to
catcher in foul territory; Flood popped to first in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 0, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 2ND: Wynn popped to second; Menke doubled to center;
Rader flied out to right; Aspromonte singled to right [Menke
scored]; Bateman grounded out (third to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 2ND: Cepeda grounded out (third to first); Shannon
singled to center; Edwards grounded into a double play (second
to shortstop to first) [Shannon out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

ASTROS 3RD: COLBERT BATTED FOR CUELLAR; Colbert struck out;
Miller flied out to center; Torres grounded out (shortstop to
first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 0.

CARDINALS 3RD: GIUSTI REPLACED COLBERT (PITCHING); Tolan flied
out to right; Maxvill was called out on strikes; Nelson walked;
Brock doubled to left [Nelson scored (error by Aspromonte) (no
RBI)]; Javier singled to left [Brock scored]; Javier stole
second [Javier to third (error by Bateman)]; On a bunt Flood
singled to third [Javier scored (unearned)]; Flood was picked
off first but was safe on an error by Giusti [Flood to second];
Cepeda flied out to left; 3 R (2 ER), 3 H, 3 E, 1 LOB.  Astros
1, Cardinals 3.

ASTROS 4TH: Staub singled to left; Wynn flied out to center;
Menke flied out to left; Rader flied out to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Astros 1, Cardinals 3.

CARDINALS 4TH: Shannon singled to center; Edwards singled to
center [Shannon to third (error by Wynn), Edwards to second];
Tolan was walked intentionally; Maxvill struck out; Nelson
singled to center [Shannon scored, Edwards out at home (center
to catcher), Tolan to second]; COOMBS REPLACED GIUSTI
(PITCHING); Brock singled to left [Tolan scored, Nelson to
second]; Javier reached on an error by Torres [Nelson scored
(unearned) (no RBI), Brock to third, Javier to second]; Flood
flied out to right; 3 R (2 ER), 4 H, 2 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 1,
Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 5TH: Aspromonte singled to left; Bateman singled to left
[Aspromonte to second]; GOTAY BATTED FOR COOMBS; Gotay flied out
to right; Miller doubled to right [Aspromonte scored, Bateman to
third]; GRANGER REPLACED NELSON (PITCHING); Torres grounded out
(pitcher to first) [Bateman scored, Miller to third]; Staub
singled to center [Miller scored]; Granger threw a wild pitch
[Staub to second]; Wynn flied out to center; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 5TH: BUZHARDT REPLACED GOTAY (PITCHING); Cepeda struck
out; Shannon singled to right; Edwards flied out to center;
Tolan grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 6TH: Menke flied out to left; Rader struck out;
Aspromonte grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
 Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 6TH: Maxvill struck out; Granger struck out; Brock
flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 7TH: Bateman grounded out (shortstop to first); BRAND
BATTED FOR BUZHARDT; Brand was called out on strikes; Miller
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros
4, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 7TH: BRAND STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); DUKES REPLACED
BATEMAN (PITCHING); Javier grounded out (third to first); Flood
was called out on strikes; Cepeda flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Astros 4, Cardinals 6.

ASTROS 8TH: Torres singled to second; Staub doubled to left
[Torres to third]; Wynn homered [Torres scored, Staub scored];
WILLIS REPLACED GRANGER (PITCHING); Menke struck out; Rader
flied out to center; Aspromonte singled to right; Dukes struck
out; 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 6.

CARDINALS 8TH: Shannon walked; Edwards forced Shannon (shortstop
to second); DAVIS RAN FOR EDWARDS; Tolan flied out to right;
MCCARVER BATTED FOR MAXVILL; McCarver singled to left [Davis to
third]; MARIS BATTED FOR WILLIS; BLASINGAME REPLACED DUKES
(PITCHING); Maris singled to right [Davis scored, McCarver to
second]; Brock singled to left [McCarver scored, Maris to
third]; RAY REPLACED BLASINGAME (PITCHING); Javier popped to
shortstop; 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 8.

ASTROS 9TH: MCCARVER STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C ); DAVIS STAYED
IN GAME (PLAYING RF); SCHOFIELD REPLACED TOLAN (PLAYING SS);
HOERNER REPLACED MARIS (PITCHING); Brand singled to left; Miller
out on a sacrifice bunt (pitcher to second) [Brand to second];
Torres grounded out (shortstop to first); Staub flied out to
left; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Astros 7, Cardinals 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Astros           7  12   5    5
 Cardinals        8  12   0    6


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